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[Medical Independent] Mental health main cause of youth GP visits in Mid West. (18 Dec 2012)

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Researchers at the University of Limerick (UL) have found that mental health and family conflict represented the most frequent reasons why young people attended GPs in the Midwest.

The group surveyed physicians in Limerick, Clare, and North Tipperary and found that depression, anxiety, family conflict, suicidal thoughts/behaviour and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were the most common issues followed by substance abuse and antisocial behaviours. The majority of the participating GPs had encountered more than 250 such patients in the previous 12 months.

 

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